Re: Help, my son has anemia
I'm sorry you got bad news from your pediatrician. And I'm also sorry that she made you feel guilty about not giving your kid "enough" solids. If it makes you feel better, my pediatrician says that up to the age of 1 year, solids are not nutritionally necessary, and are just for experimentation with new tastes, textures, and motor skills. But for the record: my pediatrician is a big fan of vitamin drops!
Don't feel like you did something wrong by breastfeeding- your milk does have iron in it. Usually it's enough, but sometimes it isn't. I am not sure if anemia is linked to deficiencies in other vitamins, but it seems like it couldn't hurt to give your baby some vitamin drops, just to be on the safe side! And if you take some as well, even better: I took my prenatal vitamins until my DD was around 18 months old, and always felt that they helped me quite a bit.
You might want to increase your child's iron-rich foods if you feel the iron supplements are too much for his tum. Apricots, lentils, spinach, and meats are all rich in iron.
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